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Corporate Sustainability/Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Consultant

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Aeterra is a full-service environmental and sustainability consulting firm that provides operating businesses and their owners with meaningful, practical, business-focused advice. Our services include transaction advisory and due diligence, ESG and sustainability, compliance, and investigation and remediation. Aeterra is seeking motivated and inquisitive candidates for mid-and senior career positions to support projects throughout the United States. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in the M&A consulting space as well as providing first-rate client service.

You will join a quickly growing company that was founded on the premise of providing high-quality, responsive, and pragmatic environmental services to our clients. As a member of the consulting group, you will be part of our tight-knit interdisciplinary team and work with all levels of technical expertise. Aeterra will provide opportunities for continual learning environment through coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job tasks.


  • Serve as the primary lead and project manager for corporate sustainability and corporate ESG engagements; representative projects could include

  • Key performance indicator (KPI), metrics, targets, and goal setting

  • Materiality analyses

  • Gap assessments

  • Sustainability reporting

  • Greenhouse gas accounting

  • Greenhouse gas reduction strategies

  • Work directly with private equity and portfolio company stakeholders to produce desired sustainability/ESG outcomes

  • Contribute to business development initiatives related to ESG service offerings to private equity and corporate clients

  • Conduct ESG due diligence assessments on a broad range of industrial and commercial merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.

  • Conduct peer benchmarking analyses, gap analyses, and ESG/sustainability action plans for public and private sector clients

  • Collaborate with the ESG department and senior leaders to develop new product offerings

  • Serve as an ESG subject matter expert by contributing to and leading development of external thought pieces and marketing materials

  • Help train and mentor junior level staff

  • Collaborate and coordinate with Aeterra staff throughout the US to meet internal and external timelines.


  • Minimum of BA/BS in relevant field (environmental and social science, economics, or business)

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience, particularly sustainability or ESG consulting for corporate and private equity clients

  • Understanding of private equity and portfolio company

  • Understanding of ESG corporate disclosure frameworks (e.g., DJSI, CDP, ISS, SASB, TCFD, GRI, etc.), as well as ESG rating methodologies and frameworks (e.g., Sustainalytics, MSCI,Moody’s, S&P Global)

  • Understanding of materiality analyses and gap assessments to prepare corporate sustainability reports

  • Experience in due diligence not required but preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, managing and delivering projects from start to finish, while balancing deadlines and budgets

  • Experience presenting to senior leadership, management teams, and clients

  • Ability to travel up to 10%. Travel is typically short duration (1-3 days) and may be local or throughout the US, depending on project and client needs. Driver’s license and air travel required.

  • Interest in working on M&A transactions and being part of a growing company

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law

Aeterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, gender, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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